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Our Recent Episodes

Friday, October 1, 2021 2-5m-1-S1E19-Hod OBrien

Who was Hod O'Brien? In this episode Nick introduces Simon to a pianist he feels deserves wider recognition.

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 2-5m-1-S1E17-The Cabaret Card

In this episode Nick and Simon discuss the Cabaret Card and it's impact on the New York jazz scene of the 1940's and 50's.

Sunday, August 29, 2021 2-5Q-1-S1E2-Paul Pace

Nick And Simon visited Paul Pace at Ronnie Scotts and asked him these 5 questions1. Could you tell us about the history of the Spice of Life jazz club...

Monday, August 16, 2021 2-5m-1-S1E16- Can You Hear Me at the Back?- Amplification and Jazz

Can You Hear Me at the Back?Nick and Simon lay out the development of amplification, and how it has been used in jazz.

Sunday, August 1, 2021 2-5m-1-S1E15-Jive Talk

Salutations solid gone gators, Nick and Simon beat their gums to give you the swingformation on Jive talk. They are putting it down and you better pic...

Thursday, July 15, 2021 2-5m-1-S1E14-Licks or Language

In this episode Nick and Simon enjoy an ice cream while speaking Esperanto. No? OK,  they discuss the concept of 'The Lick", that divisive l...

Thursday, July 1, 2021 2-5m-1-S1E13-Joe Albany

In our jazz quest to entertain and inform we like to shed light on some less well-known pianists who we think are worth exploring.  Joe Albany is one ...

Thursday, June 17, 2021 2-5m-1-S1E12-When Is a Chord not a Chord?

When it's a voicing.Nick and Simon discuss the meaning of the word voicing in jazz and on piano in particular.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 2-5m-1-S1E11 - Nicknames

In this episode we outline the origins of some nick names of jazz players. Why was Charlie Parker called Bird? How did Jeff 'Tain' Watts get...

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 2-5q-1- S1E1-Steve Rubie

In the first of our new interview stream we talk to Steve Rubie who has run the 606 club for many decades.  We asked him about1. The history of the cl...

Saturday, May 15, 2021 2-5m-1-S1E10-Dick Twardzik

In this episode Nick introduces Simon to a little known pianist : Dick Twardzik. follow us on Facebookwe have a Patreon Page also

Saturday, May 1, 2021 2-5m-1-S1E9-The Diminished Scale

In this episode Nick And Simon discuss the symmetrical scale that has been known about for a surprisingly long time and has come to be used extensivel...

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